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Austinites Assembled!!! Tuesday, 7:30... the mighty THOR has an AICN screening to unleash!

Hey folks, Harry here...  Ever since I saw THOR, I've been looking forward to the AICN / ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE screening.  There's no guests this time out, but what we will have is the best audience - because frankly the readership of AICN are the folks that don't talk in theaters, that get most every reference and that come to have a great time with really great piece of entertainment.   In the best 3D theater in the world (obvious bias admission).   

SO - we don't have a lot of time for contests - but I want to get this over as soon as possible, with a degree of knowing I have an excited geeky THOR-wanting to see crazed maniacs.

The screening is this Tuesday, 7:30pm at the Alamo Drafthouse South -

How do you get in?


I'm going to be filling this as they come in so I can quickly notify and close this contest out for all of you. So be quick.   If you get in, you'll get an email tonight - if it fills that quickly - and it will.



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  • April 30, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Post 0


    Austinites Assemble!!! Tuesday, 7:30... the mighty THOR has an AICN screening to unleash!

  • April 30, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by Xionsmith

  • April 30, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Was worried about this movie....

    by delatao

    Very reassured with a lot of the early reviews coming in on a surprisingly positive note. Hope I get in to the screening! As always, thanks Harry!

  • April 30, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    102 seats filled thus far


    102 seats filled thus far

  • April 30, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    You're Thor?

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm tho thore I can't even pith! I hope Natalie Portman says that in the movie.

  • April 30, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    200 seats filled thus far


    200 seats filled thus far

  • April 30, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    FU!@#$ You damn Texans!! ARRGGHH!!!

    by Weapon M

    Why are all these screenings so bias toward West or South West man?? I dont remember the really cool Screenings being in NYC!!!!! What's up with that Harry?? AAAAARRRRGHH!!!

  • April 30, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Harry would we receive emails

    by eggbeater

    By now or are you gonna do them all at once later? Just wondering if I should stop getting my hopes up.

  • April 30, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Screening is now filled


    THOR Screening is now filled

  • April 30, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap

    by realJWade

    That was fast. :( So bummed.

  • April 30, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Screenings free?

    by Kevin

    Are these screenings free?

  • April 30, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST




  • April 30, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    by Kevin

    Awesome! Thank you!

  • May 1, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Lucky bastards...

    by vorlonkosh

  • May 1, 2011, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Wield Thor's hammer in your hands!

    by Ted

    Lol. you know what will be cool? swinging this using your iphone while watching the movie!

  • May 1, 2011, 2:03 a.m. CST

    A wonderful summer movie.


    Saw it today and loved it. For once the hype is justified.

  • May 1, 2011, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Great movie!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    The people at that screening will have a blast!

  • May 1, 2011, 2:22 a.m. CST

    well that sucks....

    by VonThunderballs

    i would have driven up from san antonio for this shit.

  • May 1, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST

    but is Thor as epic as tonigh's WHCD?

    by antonphd

    in which Donald Trump got destroyed by the President and Seth Meyers

  • May 1, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by Edward_nygma

    No, it isn't

  • He's getting his little AICN sceening, it all makes sense now. "Bwing on da pwezents!".

  • May 1, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Anyone get an email yet?

    by Matthew Popp

    Sent message around 8:20 last night and still no reply. Come on Harry

  • May 1, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    (obvious bias admission)

    by mr teaspoon

    It's implicit in everything you write, Harry.

  • May 1, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    got in!

    by HarrysTitCheese

    ha ha, haters.

  • May 1, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    $93 million overall foreign gross so far

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    So when can we stop hating this movie?

  • May 1, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST



    Actually - I have never received a dime from a screening of mine. EVER. I do it for the local film community.

  • May 1, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Harry, and that is why most of us appreciate you!

    by LaneMyersClassic

    I hope you received the "stuff". Saw the QT Django Unchained news, an original Django MP was part of the stuff.

  • May 1, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    93 million already? It'll turn a profit before Mother's Day

    by Eternal Watcher

    Then again it helps when most of the world, and some lucky guys in Sacramento, get a chance to see it before North America does. That helped "Rio" a lot. Really, Thor will make Chris Hemsworth a big deal, especially when you see him only in jeans.

  • May 1, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Seen it, it's awesome.

    by David Cloverfield

    Everybody I talked to liked it. It will surprise everybody.

  • May 1, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    It didn't completely blow me away or anything


    But then again I've never read any Thor comic books or really knew anything about the character going in. Having said that, the movie was a lot of fun. Chris Helmsworth was great, good action, a good balance of humor and just generally an enjoyable film.

  • May 1, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Great movie

    by horvak

    I've seen it and it is very good, Branagh nailed it and Hemsworth's performance is excellent, even more surprising was how well this movie fits in with the universe that Marvel have created with Iron Man and the last Hulk movie feeling all connected, roll on Captain America!

  • May 1, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Large crowd gathering in front of the White House chanting USA!

    by Orionsangels

  • May 2, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by Weapon M

    Least you could do Harry! There needs to be some special screenings of Thor or Cap for NYC! You wouldnt have none of this if it wasn't for some certain New Yorkers! You always leave us in the dark harry! I want my tickets! Waaaaa!!! :P LOL-- Okay I'll stop, But seriously. Show NYC some love man! Do some Marvel Screenings in NYC where it all started!! Come on HARRY!

  • May 2, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST



    If the recent upgrade was supposed to be an improvement: EPIC FAIL!!! It seems that every week there is a major issue that brings AICN to a screeching halt. And when it is up it takes forever for pages to load and weird stuff happens randomly when you click on links within the site. GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER, MAN! KICK SOME WEBMASTER A$$. WEB "MASTER", MY A$$! Braindrain could probably run this site better.

  • May 2, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Damn dirty Ape

    by Faust_8

    I bet that Green Lantern ring Harry got a while back will have nothing what so ever to do with the already postive review Green Lantern will get on this site.

  • Of course he has.

  • ....and making a good movie out of him is a tall order, but they were clearly up to it. Thor was exciting, engaging, funny and surprisingly faithful to the comics. Also, chris hemsworth was great as thor! He's got thor down perfectly: the muscles, the old english way of speaking, that boistrous attitude - its all there. Thor is a good start to the blockbuster season and a return to to form for marvels movies (personally i thought hulk and iron man 2 could have been better) . Cant wait to see captain america now!

  • May 3, 2011, 7:05 a.m. CST

    I watched THOR last saturday. I liked it, it's alright.

    by AsimovLives

    They didn't dumbed it down, which in this day and age is cause for celebration.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Time to pack it in. It's getting great reviews pretty much everywhere. 100 mill in it's first week internationally. Hemsworth is getting praised for his performance. Go see it, then review it.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Thor is meh

    by elsewhere

    Saw it last night. It's starts out really good until Thor is banished to Earth, then the film progressively falls apart. Contrary to what some people are saying, it's not as good as Iron Man.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Seen it already

    by Rick

    Just seen Thor. I thought the movie was pretty good. Way more Asgardian stuff than I thought from the trailers. Do yourselves a favour though and see it in 2D. The post 3D on it is pretty meh...

  • May 3, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    So Loki is a Frost Giant??

    by Isaac R.

    WTF? When did that happen?!?

  • May 3, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    so you know you will hate it, still you will see it opening day? I think they shot the wrong guy in the head...

  • May 3, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Seen this movie twice now (UK) I love it!

    by thatfilmlover

    Easily the best Marval movie, and it's a real summer movie classic, give it time, it's going to be one of those awesome Sunday afternoon movies. As far as superhero movies go, i think it's second only to THE DARK KNIGHT, but this movie is FUN FUN FUN, but with real heart, in away that really reminds of Donner's Superman.

  • May 3, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    oh, and I've seen 3D and 2D, go with 2D

    by thatfilmlover

    yeah, this is one of those movies where the 3D really adds nothing, and to be honest, makes the opening fights in Assssssgggaaaaaarrrrdddd! really hard to watch.

  • May 3, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Loki has always been the son of a Frost Giant

    by rev_skarekroe

    The comic book version, that is. I don't think that's the case in the Norse myth.

  • May 3, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I saw THOR at the weekend ....

    by unclemonty666

    ... IT WAS EXCELLENT. xx

  • May 3, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    So many Harry haters in the talkback

    by Xionsmith

    I really don't understand it. Harry does what he loves for a living. Which means he has to get paid for some parts of it to actually make a living at it. Get over it. I'm sure whatever yall do for a living, you get paid for it. I have talked to Harry quite a few time over the years I have lived here in Austin, and I have to say, this man lives, eats, and shit movies. He is passionate about what he does. Sure he can be dick about what he does sometimes, but anyone who loves their job can be like that at times to defend their opinions. Harry has help bring us AICN, Fantastic Fest, free screenings and event of upcoming movies all over the country because he love movies and wants to share that passion for movies with everyone/anyone he can. For every one Harry hater out there, there are 50 people who support you and your staff and want you to keep up the awesome job that yall do for the movie going community. And no, I am not a good friend of Harry's, I doubt he even remembers talking to me. I'm just a fan of movies, and here in Austin, movies fans stick together even if we don't like the same movies. Different opinions are what makes the world interesting. (I'm sure this will give the haters something to hate on.)

  • May 3, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Sing it Xion!

    by Muldoon

  • May 3, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The trailer editor of THOR does need to get fired, that's for sure. And it's Asi, if you please.

  • And all you guys will love the actor who played Loki. The dude is charismatic like hell, and might just did the best job in the movie. But everybody were good. You can tell that Kenneth Branagh knows how to direct actors, since he's one himself. I say, i think this movie is as good as Iron Man. Ironically, it might look less flashy then IM, in how it presents itself. I have to say, the trailers of THOR did the movie a disservice. It even made Hemsworth look hammy, when in fact he's anything but that in the movie.

  • You're saying he gets paid. Nothing wrong with that, unless that pay influences your job to the point of being unethical or deceptive, which Harry has done time and time again. See the Godzilla debacle for a prime example. For a recent example, check out Dylan Dog. A while back, Harry made a post BRAGGING about the studio sending him swag. Not only that, but he asked them to send him MORE. He calls them "pwesents". Look at his DVD column. He gets paid for every time you click on a DVD he "reviews" (and I use quotation marks because his reviews mostly consist of one or two lines about how cool the movie is without any depth or detail) and some of the DVDs or Blu-rays he recommends he either hates or hasn't seen it. Uh, why recommend it?? But his reviews are the main source of disgruntlement. He seems to have liked 99% of everything he's reviewed lately, with the one exception being Inception. His review for Fast Five or whatever the fuck it's called was more detailed! He even claimed to have fallen asleep during Inception! The problem, is that Harry is no longer like us. He hardly posts, hardly gets any scoops that aren't ripped off from other sites, and is quite out of groove with what geeks -- his so-called ilk -- think and like nowadays. His site is nothing more than a studio-run bribe center that pumps out positive review after positive review, unless of course Harry has a personal grudge against someone on the cast or crew or the studio neglected to send a "pwesent" to Harry. I use to love this site. I come here out of habit now. I guess I hope that something will turn around for this once-great bastion of geek news, but so far that hasn't happened.

  • May 3, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Hey, Asi, did you see Thor in 3D?


    If so, how was the 3D? Would you recommend seeing it in 2D as another poster suggested?

  • May 3, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    If I had the choice I would see it in 2D. The 3D didn't seem necessary.

  • May 3, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Fuck Harry & his shilling for "Pwesents" heres the end cameo scene/spoiler

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    “We see Dr. Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) meeting with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who is standing in front of a table with a large metal case on it. They discuss the latest discoveries that Selvig and his team have made in relation to alternate universes and Fury asks for his advice in regards to the contents of the case: the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube. When Selvig asks what is it, Fury responds that it is a source of immense power. The camera pans back to Selvig, and a reflection reveals that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is in fact now possessing Selvig. Loki/Selvig responds, ‘That’s very interesting…’”

  • In 970 A.D., Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey (Colm Feore), to prevent them conquering the Nine Realms, starting with Earth. The Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Winters. In the present, Odin's son Thor (Chris Hemsworth) prepares to ascend to the throne of Asgard as King but is interrupted when the Frost Giants attempt to retrieve the Casket. Against Odin's order, Thor travels to Jotunheim to confront Laufey, accompanied by his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), childhood friend Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and the Warriors Three: Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), Fandral (Joshua Dallas) and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano). A battle ensues which forces Odin to intervene and save their lives, destroying the fragile truce between the two races. For his arrogance, Odin strips Thor of his godly power and exiles him to Earth, accompanied by his hammer - and source of his power - Mjolnir, now protected by a spell to allow only the worthy to wield it. Thor arrives in New Mexico and is found by scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), her assistant Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and mentor Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) while Mjolnir is discovered by agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and confiscated by S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson forcibly acquires Jane's data about the wormhole that delivered Thor to Earth. Thor, having discovered the location of Mjolnir, attacks the S.H.I.E.L.D facility to retrieve it, only to find himself unable to lift it, and is captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. He is eventually freed and resigns himself to exile on Earth as he develops a romance with Jane. Meanwhile, Loki discovers that he is Laufey's son and was adopted by Odin after the war ended. When Odin, overcome with stress, falls into the Odinsleep - a prolonged period of deep sleep to recuperate - Loki becomes king and offers Laufey the chance to kill Odin as well as retrieve the Casket. Sif and the Warriors Three, unhappy with Loki's rule, attempt to discover a way to end Thor's exile, convincing Heimdall (Idris Elba), gatekeeper of the Bifröst Bridge - the means of travelling between worlds - to allow them passage to Earth. Aware of their plan, Loki sends the Destroyer, a seemingly-indestructible automaton, to pursue them and kill Thor. Sif and the Warriors Three find Thor but are attacked and defeated by the Destroyer, forcing Thor to sacrifice himself to save them and Jane. In doing so, he proves himself worthy to wield Mjolnir, and the hammer returns to him, restoring his powers and allowing him to defeat the Destroyer before he prepares to return to Asgard and confront Loki. In Asgard, Loki betrays and kills Laufey, revealing his true plan to use their attempt on Odin's life as an excuse to destroy Jotunheim with the Bifröst Bridge and prove himself worthy to Odin. Thor arrives and fights his brother before destroying the Bifröst Bridge to stop his plan, stranding himself in Asgard. Odin awakens and prevents the brothers from falling into the abyss created in the wake of the Bifröst Bridge's destruction, but Loki, believing he has failed Odin, allows himself to fall to his apparent death. Thor makes amends with Odin, admitting he is not ready to be King, while on Earth Jane and her team search for a way to open a portal to Asgard so that Jane can reunite with Thor. In a post-credits scene, Dr. Selvig is taken to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) asks him to study the Cosmic Cube, an item of untold power. Selvig is revealed to be under the control of Loki who is now on Earth.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    thanks, carl


    it's really not that hard to persuade me not to see a movie in 3D. Especially, if it wasn't originally shot for 3D.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I saw THOR in 2D, projected digital, and i have to say, it's a damn fine movie to be seen in 2D. So much so i have no plans in watching it in 3D. 2D sufficed quite nicely. Some say the 3d proved a bit distracting, and i can see why they say that. If you ask me, just go for a 2D showing, preferably digital.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    carl xvi gustaf

    by AsimovLives

    "If I had the choice I would see it in 2D. The 3D didn't seem necessary." I agree. By the way, are you swedish? The nick does tip it off to that conclusion. And if you are swedish, what do you think of WALLENDER? The british TV show staring Kenneth Branagh, that is.

  • May 3, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Glad US is finally getting to see this...

    by Metebelis3

    Saw it in the UK last week - thoroughly entertaining and better than I dared hope. Fanboys will enjoy it (of course), but I think its coherent enough for mainstreamers to enjoy as a fun flick too. The long and the short of it is - the stuff on Earth is kinda just marking time till we get more Asgard stuff because believe me, the Nine realms stuff is fascinatingly visualised and conceptualised - what they did with Bifrost was a very cool way to back up Thor's point about technology and magic seeming the same depending on your point of view. It seems like half Hadron Collider and half Stargate! At this point I'm more interested in seeing some more action across Asgard and the other realms than any more Earth based stuff. To see Thor at his best you need to see him cutting loose, really tearing shit up (which you start to get a glimpse of down in Jotunheim and Damn! Was that glorious!) - so for that to happen and also have Sif & the gang along (they're action scenes were short but VERY effective) the next Thor outings need to be some next dimensional or cosmic level entity shit, going down outside of earth. In his own book away from the Avengers some of the better story's and arc's involved Thor in some major shit taking place in his home dimension or somewhere else in the cosmos, with major shit at stake, while here on earth we're totally oblivious - like the time he took on Surtur when the Fire God threatened to belly flop on Asgard before moving on to toast earth & all reality, or the time he fronted up to a mothafuckin Celestial? Even though he knew he'd get torn a new one, had his hammer fragged, he still pushed on to protect an alien planet! Or the whole Beta Ray Bill saga. Yeah, fuck Midgard for now. Show me Thor and a few of his best mates on a righteous quest against ridiculous odds - those were some of the best Thor comics!

  • May 3, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    My review

    by _Lizarkeo

    I saw the premiere here in Brazil, last week. I was kinda tired and not a big fan of LOTR stuff, so, in the very frosty beginning I was telling myself, "boring, boring, boring". But, two seconds later, when Thor and his friends started to kick some major CG ass... "Oh my". And the AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT never stopped from this point. The "Erroll Flynn" dude from the Warriors Three was having so much fun at one point, it was contagious. The Sif babe, Marvel just nailed it: Warrior Beauty on Big Screen. The earth portion, I laughed a lot. Gotta see "Much Ado About Nothing" now just to check the comedy. The Thor dude, well, to me, I was watching the kid version ALL the time. Because of the likeness with the kid actor and the "tude from the dude". But the actor nailed in the [spoiler] scene at the movie climax (with the little help of special effects, ´course), when the movie theater went boiling-banana-nuts. Natalie, well, she wasn´t actually acting most of the time, she was just having a helluya good time on set, for sure. The professor, well, kinda tired of seeing this same (great) actor getting drunk on screen, but, this time at least, was "cute drunk" (it's for the kids). Talking about cute, Darcy-Kat´s voice acting reminded me, somehow, of the zany biker chick from FLCL anime (yeah, it´s a compliment, heh). And the Barton scene was much better then expected, the actor was "very intense" and "on character" with only one minute total on screen (gotta see his solo movie now). The villains? Frakkin´ A. Both of them. BTW, each one of the bros had a well defined arch on the movie, great writing, Marvel. And I want an action-figure of the Destroyer. FINALLY, THANK LORD, a bad ass mofo who could actually KILL the heroes... <p><p> My background: big fan of Walter Simonson era (he did draw great babes too) and the Ultimates version (from Hitch, of course). Never read the more recent Straczynski stuff, but I liked the writing from THOR very much (he is one of the writers). After watching this movie, I can say this: the REAL POWER from Marvel movies is their collective minds working together to bring the AWESOME. Just like Pixar. There was space for lots of improv and individual ego, of course. <p><p> Watched on non-IMAX 3D, but I will watch again in "normal 2D" just to verify a minor detail (the detail itself, here on Youtube, <p><p> Marvel score: two "awesome!" (Iron Man and Thor) and two "I liked it" (Iron 2 and Hulk-Norton). Now, the Cap! Cheers.

  • May 3, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Thanks Harry! (and short review)

    by Ilove Tacos

    First time at an aicn screening, so thanks for the tickets! I should have brought a hammer. Thor was pretty good. Would not recommend spending the extra money to see it in 3D, as there were barely any 3d effects in it at all, and the dark glasses dulled the beautiful colors of Asgard. The actors were all good, the direction was perfectly competent (and a hell of a lot better than most Marvel movies), and there were plenty of humorous moments. The few action scenes were well-done. It certainly didn't seem like there was a lot of "green screen" bad-acting-itis, which was a relief. So chalk up a good job to Brannaugh in his first big-budget action movie and to JMS on the script. I'm not a huge comics maven, so any fan service was completely lost on me. I have no idea why one of the norse gods has a thick Japanese accent. Maybe it makes sense in the comics. Stan Lee's cameo was better than usual. Too bad there wasn't a lot of plot (it almost seemed like half a movie) and the earth scenes were filmed in a dull New Mexico desert tiny town that almost looked of MST3K B-movie backlot set quality, which was a shame. In contrast, Asgard looked awesome. But, all-in-all, it was an enjoyable movie, didn't have any boring parts, and even non-Thor comic followers like me could have a good time.

  • May 3, 2011, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Only thing I didn't get

    by Ilove Tacos

    Odin: "Frost Giants are evil and they took my eye" Frost giants: "Let's kill Norse Gods! Yarr!" Norse Gods (including Thor): "Let's kill frost giants. Yarr!" Loki (later): "I'm gonna kill all the frost giants!" Thor: "I can't let you do that and I'm going to stop you." Me: Wha? Comic Book Experts, can you please explain why killing the Frost Giants suddenly became a bad thing?

  • May 3, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Yea swede. Saw Branagh's Wallander. Thought it was better than the Swedish version. Way better. More tension, better acting. It's shot in Sweden, set in Sweden and everyone have Swedish names, yet they all speak English. That alone gave it a sense of, for lack of a better word, freshness and almost a surreal feeling. Might only have that effect on swedes tho ;)

  • May 4, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    by Brian888

    "Comic Book Experts, can you please explain why killing the Frost Giants suddenly became a bad thing?" Killing some Frost Giants in the course of battle is OK. Killing all the Frost Giants, on the other hand, is genocide.